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Shipping Methods: A Guide to ECommerce Shipping

Shipping is a critical element of eCommerce fulfillment. The shipping methods and shipping carriers you choose can affect your shopping cart abandonment rate. Plus, fulfillment choices such as warehouse locations and shipping options will impact delivery times and customer satisfaction. […]

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Global Fulfillment Services: An ECommerce Guide

ECommerce can erase borders for sellers. But your online store is only open to the whole world if you have access to global fulfillment services. Because shipping to other countries can involve complex paperwork, it’s a good idea to work […]

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Easing the Pain of Switching Fulfillment Companies

“Switching fulfillment companies can be such a pain,” says Red Stag Fulfillment Sales Executive Chris Mortl. But, he adds, in many cases, “the juice is worth the squeeze.” If your eCommerce fulfillment is hurting rather than helping your business, that’s […]

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Inventory Planning and Control: Tackling a $1.8 Trillion Problem

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic exposed a lack of robust inventory planning and control policies within many eCommerce businesses. While operations could manage ongoing changes, significant shifts and unprecedented change showed that most operations were at significant risk. You likely felt […]

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Billable Weight, Simplified

ECommerce companies need to understand shipping costs. If you offer free shipping, those costs are part of your overhead and need to be covered in your retail pricing. However, even if your customers pay for shipping on every order, clarity […]

How to Ship Musical Instruments

Some items are easy to ship, and some are not. Musical instruments rank high on the list of things that are challenging to pack and ship correctly. When you ship musical instruments, you must consider more than the best way […]

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How Efficient Logistics Systems Improve Your Supply Chain

Logistics is the process of moving something (or someone) from one location to another. In eCommerce, logistics refers to the movement of products through your supply chain. Third-party logistics is another term for professional eCommerce fulfillment services. Logistics systems can […]

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Warehouse KPIs to Measure Success

How efficient are your fulfillment warehouse operations? For a clear answer to that question, it’s essential to know which key performance indicators to track. Warehouse KPIs give you metrics for comparing warehouse performance during different quarters and year over year. […]

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How to Prepare for ECommerce Peak Season Fulfillment

Is your business ready and able to survive the eCommerce peak season? Do you have the goods, tools, relationships, and fulfillment experts ready to manage the flood of orders and the potential for supply chain disruptions? It can be hard […]

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How to Audit Slow-Moving Inventory

Slow-moving inventory can be a headache for any business. With items sitting on the shelves and low customer demand, you run the risk of losing warehouse space and wasting resources. By auditing your slow-moving inventory, you can really get a […]